The Great Red Spot Puzzling Astronomers for more than 400 Years

The great red spot of Jupiter
The Great Red Spot of Jupiter captured by Voyager 1 in 1979.
(Credit: NASA )

The Great Red Spot (GRS) is an anticyclonic atmospheric storm which is present in the southern hemisphere of Jupiter. Since it is anticyclonic, it is a high-pressure storm opposite to the cyclones present on Earth. It is also called the eye of. The GRS is a very old storm and first observed and described by Giovanni Cassini in 1665. It is believed that it had just formed at that time. Continue reading “The Great Red Spot Puzzling Astronomers for more than 400 Years”